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Greeks welcome tourists and cruisers with dance and water arches

With folklore dance and water arches, locals welcomed tourists and cruise ships to the Greek islands. Shortly before 10 o’ clock on Friday morning, tug boats welcomes the first two cruise ships at the port of Souda in Chania, Crete.

These are the “Silver Explorer” and the “Silver Moon” which sailed to the port of Souda without visitors, in order to make the necessary preparations to start the cruises after the opening of the season.

On the island of Rhodes, dancers and musicians welcome the first organized tourists’ groups that arrived on the island on Thursday. Five flights came from Tel Aviv, one from Paris and one from Brussels.

The opening of the tourism season has brought smiles to the residents of Greek islands, even if not all the hotels have opened in May.

Mass tourists’ arrivals are expected from June.

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  1. joanna egleton

    Well — “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may” — because you can bet your life we’ll be back in major lockdown at the end of the season.

  2. 5 flights from Tel Aviv! I thought Israel had closed the airport due to the eruption of war. I wonder if the bookings were from before or if it’s a massive escape? Interesting.